With Intel Acquisition, Apple Prepares for 5G Adoption

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Several major media outlets reported on July 22nd that smartphone maker Apple may soon finalize the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem assets, including staff and intellectual property, to the tune of over $1 billion. The report suggests that the purchase could further strengthen the Cupertino, California-based company’s already considerable control over its supply chain.  Our Perspective  Despite the long road … Read More

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ is Next Shot Fired in SoC Arms Race

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In a relatively rare development, silicon giant Qualcomm announced on July 15th that it will be releasing a mid-year update to its current flagship chip, the Snapdragon 855. Called simply the Snapdragon 855+, the new SoC delivers a moderate clock speed boost and improved graphics processing performance. Other similarities include the presence of dual cellular modems, as Qualcomm continues to … Read More

RTX Super GPUs from NVIDIA Offer New Value for Casual Virtual Reality Consumer

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In its continuing crusade to bring high-end graphics capabilities such as DLSS and ray-tracing to the masses, Nvidia announced on July 3rd the official release of its new line of consumer GPUs, the RTX Super line. According to new official specifications, the cards will significantly outperform the previous generation of RTX cards (released in January) thanks to an increased number … Read More

Dispaly Week 2019: Innovation in Optical Solutions is Leading to Next-Generation Virtual Reality Displays

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The Society for Information Display (SID) once again hosted the annual Display Week on May 12th-17th in San Jose, California. Display Week is one of the world’s largest semiconductor industry tradeshows for suppliers providing materials, processes, components, and services to major display manufacturers. At Display Week 2019, augmented reality and virtual reality were again key focus areas during the conference … Read More

MWC 2019 Report Highlights xR as Transformative Technology

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As the premier event for the mobile computing and connectivity industry, MWC plays host to many of the top innovators in technology. This year’s theme of Intelligent Connectivity foregrounded key areas of innovation poised to experience disruption from initial implementations of 5G, such as Digital Trust, Industry 4.0, and virtual and augmented reality (“xR”). Greenlight Insights has identified key recurring … Read More